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Five Tips for Moving with a Toddler

Moving with a toddler can be challenging. Because of their age, toddlers are not always as flexible as older children. Many toddlers enjoy their normal routines, which often include the routine of the home they are familiar with. Moving to a new home can be unsettling for a toddler, as many toddlers do not understand […]

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Moving with a toddler can be challenging. Because of their age, toddlers are not always as flexible as older children. Many toddlers enjoy their normal routines, which often include the routine of the home they are familiar with.

Moving to a new home can be unsettling for a toddler, as many toddlers do not understand why their home looks and feels different. However, with these five tips in mind, you can help your toddler adjust to their new, thereby making your moving process much smoother.

  1. Plan Ahead

Because moving can be chaotic, many people tend to eat sporadic meals. For toddlers though, routine is fairly important, thus they are going to need consistent, normal meals. Before the move, take time to plan ahead for the meals. Look for quick and easy meals that can be thrown together in a few minutes and snacks like apple sauce and fruit. These options can help you stick with a routine while also giving you easy cleanup.

  1. Celebrate

Because a new house can be confusing your little one, make the move a celebratory thing. Making the move feel fun and exciting can help them grow more used to the idea, making them more likely to feel adjust quicker. Some celebrate their move into one of the Daybreak homes for sale by picnicking on the floor of their new home, while others celebrate by throwing a house warming party.

  1. Play Time

Though you are busy unpacking boxes, setting up the house, and getting everything back into order, make sure you plan for play time. Because everything feels new and probably strange to your toddler, making the time to head out to the park or play in the backyard can help give them a semblance of their routine back, making them feel more comfortable about the move.

  1. Help

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Many are so afraid of inconveniencing people that they do not ask for help and attempt to do everything on their own. While you might be perfectly capable doing everything on your own, there is no shame in asking for help. A familiar face can occupy your toddler while you pack/unpack and get everything in order.

  1. Treat

Sometimes a fun treat can help keep your toddler feeling calm throughout the process. It diverts their attention away from the chaos and onto a new, exciting toy. Plus, it is something that can keep them occupied during the busyness of the move.

  1. Moving Day Plan

Make sure you have a few “toddler essentials” packed away into a bag or box that will be easily accessible once you move, such as favorite blankets, stuffed animals, diapers, and even movies. These things can help give your toddler piece of mind, as they can make them feel right at home. Plus, playing a favorite movie can help keep them occupied.

These tips can help your toddler adjust to his or her new home.

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